Thursday, August 12, 2010

Things with Wings

Simon says stamp and show is a new blogspot which is hosting weekly vintage challenges and wonderful prizes sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. The challenge style is inspired by the likes of Tim Holtz, Wendy Vecchi, 7 Gypsies and Graphic 45 - among many other vintage enthusiasts.
This is the very first week of challenges and here is my entry:

For the stamped flower on polished stone I started with silver foil cardstock. While I like the bright effect in is extremely difficult to capture on camera.
The bottom 1/3 does not show up clearly...there are lots of polished stone lines and the white embossed flower extends to the base. The spiral is a paper clip that I heat embossed.

The bird is part of the nature elements grungeboard set. I started by covering the entire piece with yellow crackle paint, stamped the wing, added an eye with pens and glossy accents (thanks Jennifer McGuire for that tip), and covered with distress stickles.

The flowers are colored with alcohol inks and distress inks. The top flower is covered with opal liquid pearls (Oh, I really like the softness this adds-a keeper idea for me). Thanks for looking!


  1. Beautiful piece. Love what you have done with the bird.


  2. Oh Jan, this is just gorgeous! Love the colors and effects!

  3. Wow that is just georgeous, loving it!

  4. Each one is more gorgeous than the last. I adore the purple and yellow color combo and your attention to detail is amazing. Gorgeous work.


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